Current News

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Campus Gala to honor Marc & Sharon Merklin

The Campus Gala to benefit the Shaw JCC, The Lippman School, and Jewish Family Service will take place on Saturday Nov. 1 at the Schultz Campus for Jewish Life.  Marc and Sharon Merklin will be honored at the event for their longtime community involvement, and Dr. Richard Hirsh will receive…

Welcome new shlichim

Ofri and Tohar Kait begin their shlichut in the Akron and Canton Jewish communities in September. Like Shirel and Eran Bin Nun and other shlichim before them, the Kaits will serve as an educational and cultural link to Israel, facilitating various programs and events. Here, they share a litt…

Building our second century together

By David K. Koch, JCBA CEO

To paraphrase an ancient Chinese proverb, “The best time to plant a tree was (100) years ago. The second best time is now”. Our 2014 Annual Campaign celebrated the Jewish tree planted by our forefathers 100 years ago, which continues to bear fruit and lend sh…

Renovations begin on locker rooms

This time it's Man's First. The Shaw JCC locker room's renovations are scheduled to begin on Sept. 2, with the men's side first. Beginning Sept. 2, the women's locker room will be split in half with a partition. Women will enter their space through the usual door and the gentlemen will acce…

Lippman School digital storytelling project makes headlines

The new digital storytelling project that connects The Lippman School with members of the Northern Cheyenne Nation has been spotlighted recently in both The Westside Leader and Eschoolnews.com.

"Storytelling Across The Nations" is is a new twist on an ongoing cultural exchange program that…